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Professor, Chemistry, Faculty of Science

Prof. Matthew Olaleke Aremu

Research Interest

Analytical/Environmental and Bio-industrial Chemistry (Food Chemistry)

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Matthew Olaleke Aremu currently works as Professor of Industrial Chemistry at Federal University of Lafia (FULafia), Nasarawa State, Nigeria and current Director of School of Basic and Remedial Studies at FULafia. He was a former HOD (Chemical Sciences), Dean of Pure and Applied Sciences and Deputy Vice–Chancellor, Academic Services at Federal University Wukari, Taraba Sate, Nigeria. He was once a Lecturer, Associate Professor, HOD Chemistry and Deputy Dean of Natural and Applied Sciences at Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nigeria. He obtained his B.Sc, M.Sc and PhD Industrial Chemistry from three Nigerian Universities of Ilorin, Lagos and Ado–Ekiti, respectively. Prof. Aremu also obtained certificate in Development of University Based Entrepreneurship Centre at Kennesaw University, Atlanta, USA in August, 2015.

He does research into isolation, structure & functional relationship of proteins, lipids and physico–chemical properties of under–utilized plant seeds and pulps. His research group has won Institution and TETFund research grants at different times. Prof. Aremu has published over one hundred and forty peer–reviewed and scientific articles in different national and international journals of repute and participated in several regional and international conferences. He is an Editor–in–Chief and editorial board member of many local and international reputable journals, and also served as a reviewer for over 10 different journals with high impact factors. He has successfully supervised and graduated 5 PhD and 8 M.Sc students.

He has been associated with many learned societies such as Chemical Society of Nigeria (CSN), Institute of Chartered Chemists of Nigeria (ICCON), Nigerian Institute of Food Science and Technology (NIFST) and National Environmental Science Academy (NESA), New Delhi, India. He was elected and honoured with the Fellow of the prestigious Chemical Society of Nigeria (FCSN), Fellow of African Scientific Institute (FASI) and Fellow of Institute of Chartered Chemist of Nigeria (FICCON).

Selected Publications in Scientific Journals